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Liberal Arts and Professional Studies – Professional Certificate in Health Services Financial Management


School of Administrative Studies

Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar’s Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.

Requirements: 36 credits including:

*Course substitutes and program notes: please refer to the Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS) section.

Requirements for admission will be consistent with the University requirements for all programs at York. Students seeking direct entry into a certificate program must submit the required application through Admissions. These students must already have a completed undergraduate degree. Students at York may apply and begin the certificate program concurrently with their degree studies. These students must submit the required Application for Entry to a Certificate program to the School of Administrative Studies.


  1. Students should consult the School of Administrative Studies as to the recommended sequencing of courses. Departmental level advising is recommended for this certificate.
  2. To obtain a professional certificate offered by the:
    • School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies: at least 18 credits of the ADMS course credits that satisfy certificate requirements must be in addition to those used to satisfy a degree. Students may acquire more than one certificate provided that at least 18 credits in each certificate are unique to the specific certificate.
    • Faculty of Health: students must take at least 12 credits outside their Bachelor of Health Studies program.
  3. Students completing this certificate may qualify for entry into the CMA's Accelerated Program of study. Student should consult with the CMA for specific requirements.

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